DuPont™ Zytel® is a portfolio of nylon resin materials meeting a range of performance needs, including stiffness and heat resistance.
Advantages of Zytel® products include
- Insulating, electrical resistance
- Heat resistance
- Chemical resistance
- Dimensional stability
- Easy to process
- Fatigue resistance
- Automotive - Engine Covers/Housings
- Cable Insulation and Jacketing
- Electrical & Electronic Plastics
- Electrical Encapsulation Materials
- Electrical Insulation Polymers
- Electrical Motor Insulation
- Electronic & Electrical Connectors
- High-Performance Materials for 3D Printing
- Innovative Furniture Design
- Mobile Phone Housing & Components
- Oil Pan and Cylinder Head Cover Gaskets
- Photovoltaic Panels and Parts
- Plastics For Sporting Goods
- Polymers For Appliances
- Polymers for Oil and Gas
- Railway Technology for the Long Haul
- Thermoplastic Tubing and Elastomeric Hose
- Transformer Insulation
Glass Fiber-Reinforced Nylon Engine Bracket
An engine mount bracket engineered using glass fiber-reinforced nylon, replacing the cast aluminum incumbent material. Developed by Daimler AG and supplied by ElringKlinger AG for use on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz M264 E-Class coupe.
Latching Refueling Valve with Low Friction Materials Saves Energy
Engineers at system supplier Continental Automotive knew the use of high-performance, low friction materials would be a key to success for the new latching refueling valve (L-RV) they were developing for Ford Motor Company hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Zytel® and Zytel® HTN proved to be ideal choices.
All-Plastic Hood Leveler
A lightweight, all-thermoplastic hood leveler designed to manage pedestrian head-to-hood impacts for reduced head trauma. Developed and supplied by MacLean-Fogg Company for use in the 2018 Lincoln Navigator.
Anti-vibration Structural Parts for xEVs
DuPont's predictive engineering designs anti-vibrational structural parts for xEVs. Zytel® NVH series, Megum™ /Thixon™ bonding agents provides unique solutions for challenges like noise vibration, harshness , high static and fatigue workloads of structural parts while providing strong adhesion.
Blow Molded Cooling Pipes Collaboration with ST
DuPont with ST BlowMoulding designed blow molded cooling pipes using Zytel®/Zytel® LCPA grades along with Multiflex® TPO grades to have a wider service temperature range and pipes that are flexible and easy to install.
DuPont Smart Home Solutions Robot Vacuum Cleaner by RoboRock
The Robot Vacuum Cleaner by RoboRock is a new generation robotic vacuum cleaner with higher energy efficiency and more consumer comfort requiring low noise and high durability. DuPont's Zytel® RS and Delrin® helped RoboRock achieve consumer comfort easily!
DuPont Sporting Goods Solution Footwear Lacing Fit System by BOA
Zytel® the most versatile nylon material family, with excellent mechanical properties, outstanding dimensional stability, and superior fatigue resistance, enables this stylish and highly engineered device to perform under any stringent sports and outdoor conditions.
DuPont™ Zytel® Helps Enable Safe, Long-life Service for Outdoor MV Electrical Switch Equipment
Zytel® coupled with DuPont design and technical support, provided Schneider Electric with a robust solution for safe, reliable, long-life switchgear actuators. This represented the first time a composite material was used for a high performance MV mechanism.
Extruded Auto Cooling Pipes Collaboration with Maillefer
DuPont collaborated with Maillefer to design extruded cooling pipes for thermal management of electric vehicles. These pipes have been made with Zytel® LCPA grades along with Multiflex® TPO grades to have excellent coolant fluid resistance, short bend radius and are flexible and easy to install.
Front Camera Bracket
Nifco - Honda faced challenge to develop a front camera bracket that is fully adjustable, meets OEM pedestrian impact energy and has a robust design that could withstand 40G acceleration. Using DuPont's Zytel® 70G33HS1L, manufacturers were able to achieve significant savings in cost and weight of equipment. It also helped in integrating functionality and fasteners to reduce 18 total components to 5.
High-performance, Flame-retardant Material Results in Battery Connector that Can Take the Heat
DuPont’s high-performance material, Zytel® HTN flame-retardant and non-halogenated grade, proved to be a superior material for overcoming out-gassing during the production of the battery connector and blistering during the reflow soldering process.
Hot Runner Manual for Robust Molding of Semi-crystalline Resins
Maximizing productivity is an important factor in determining part cost. One way to improve productivity is using a hot runner system. The decision when to use a hot runner system is mainly influenced by “yield” as hot runners can add complexity and cost to molds and require additional maintenance. Due to continuous improvement in the hot runner design a robust molding process is possible even with traditionally more thermally sensitive thermoplastic resins.
Latching Refueling Valve
First bi-stable valve eliminating power draw in both open and closed states for Ford Fusion & MKZ hybrid electric vehicles. Zytel® HTN WRF provides consistent coefficient of friction over a wide range of temperatures and fuel conditions, enhanced wear protection and dimensional stability to ensure lifetime function. Zytel® 70G13 for the housing structure and laser welding capability for the hermetic system seal A patented design provides a solution that meets all operating requirements while significantly reducing energy consumption.
New Halogen-free Offering for Surface Mount Devices
The surged surface mount connector industry is demanding stringent standards and criteria for high-performance materials. DuPont’s new non-halogenated, bio-based nylon resin, Zytel® HTNFR42G30NH, is flame-retardant and meets evolving trends for surface mount connectors.
Next Generation Plastic Metal Hybrids
DuPont is developing a film lamination solution, that “bonds” GR Zytel® to stamped metal forms. Torsion testing shows 2X improvement in performance with bonding.
Noise Vibration Harshness
DuPont offers materials with improved damping i.e. Zytel® NVH series to use in automotive engines to ensure superior driving comfort by reducing the unwanted sources of noise.
Quick Connectors Assembled on Battery Cooling Pipes
DuPont collaborated with HENN to design quick connectors assembled on battery cooling pipes that could withstand challenging temperatures and pressures and were resistant to coolant fluids upto 130°C and even other chemicals; all at a competitive price against existing solutions.
Resonator Elring Klinger
DuPont's resonator based on Zytel® XT70G35 provides high temperature resistance upto 200°C & resistance to aggressive chemicals while providing a good balance of properties with enhanced fatigue performance.
Rocker Cover NVH
Parts made with Zytel® NVH help meet EEC noise emission regulation and shows 2X damping ratio and 2 to 3 dB greater sound transmission loss than conventional PA66GF35.
Structural and Fatigue Performance
DuPont's High-glass-reinforced Zytel® PA6 and Zytel® PA66 (50% - 60%) along with it's plastic-metal-hybrid technology and predictive engineering helped increase component’s stiffness and strength in order to achieve the performance of metal solutions.
Structural Engine Bracket
DuPont's predictive engineering provides structural engineering brackets which are an optimized solution for metal replacement on high static loads. These Zytel® based brackets have a good balance of strength, stiffness and resistance to creep, deformation and fatigue.
Water Charge Air Cooler
Woco - Audi faced challenge to design a water charge air cooler that was resistance to aggressive chemicals (EGR, blow-by gas), could withstand fatigue of welding line and offer dimensional stability at service temperature for sealing performance. DuPont's Zytel® XT 70G50 HSLR with it's unique burst pressure and fatigue performance was found to be suitable.